Eric Swalwell’s Trump comment on CNN sparked Twitter furor: ‘We can only conclude that you’re guilty.’
Rep. Eric Swalwell: “In America, innocent men do not hide and conceal evidence. They are forthcoming and they want to cooperate and the president is acting like a very guilty person right now.”
I believe the Fifth Amendment was just repealed on live television
“Unless you send us (witnesses), we can only conclude that you’re guilty because in America, innocent men don’t conceal evidence… they are forthcoming and want to cooperate” pic.twitter.com/BPVpnP2yAL
— Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) December 17, 2019
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., said Tuesday that if President Trump refuses to send the documents and witnesses that House Democrats requested in the impeachment inquiry, “We can only conclude that you’re guilty,” sparking critics on Twitter to accuse him of suggesting the president is guilty until proven innocent.
“In America, innocent men do not hide and conceal evidence,” Swalwell added, in his conversation with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “They are forthcoming and they want to cooperate and the president is acting like a very guilty person right now.”
Among those objecting to Swalwell’s remarks was Ben Williamson, communications director for Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.
“I believe the Fifth Amendment was just repealed on live television,” Williamson wrote. More
Sports fans: if a baseball player refuses to take a drug test, MLB treats it as a positive result. Why? Only a player who’d test dirty would refuse a test.
Why won’t @realDonaldTrump send witnesses or documents to Congress?
Because he’d test dirty. #ImpeachmentHearings
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 17, 2019
Twitter was swift to react:
guilty until proven innocent, the motto of the liberal miscreants like you.
— BvrKnight (@BvrKnight) December 17, 2019
Eric, odd thing about the US, you’re innocent until proven guilty. Not his responsibility to prove he’s innocent, your responsibility to prove he’s guilty. Obviously you missed school that day!
— golphinphool (@golphinphool) December 18, 2019
— snappynappy (@snappynappy) December 17, 2019
Because one can be fired from a job for many reasons but our LEGAL SYSTEM does NOT work that way, you sick TDS liar.
— JOe Rico (@JoeRico66) December 18, 2019
Y wouldn’t your committee allow republicans witnesses because they would prove your committee is dirty you lie like a rug
— Bill (@williamlharbuck) December 18, 2019
— 🇺🇸🥓🦊The Sly Silver Fox🦊 🥓🇺🇸 (@silver_fox9) December 18, 2019
Why didn’t you allow him to present witnesses or council? By your thought process @RepAdamSchiff is dirty because he refused to testify under oath! Do you agree with that?
— Lord GS ⭐️⭐️⭐️🇺🇸 (@gsteck74) December 17, 2019
Seal well.. pic.twitter.com/IWriqc4QTD
— daheater (@daheater3) December 18, 2019
So if cops in your district pulled over a random black dude for no reason and then demanded to search the car, you’re saying he should submit? After all he must be guilty if he cares about his rights.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 17, 2019
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Just imagine how guilty he would be if he deleted 33k emails after they were subpoenaed, destroyed computer hard drives, and cell phones. Used bleach bit and had a private server in Trump tower he was sending top secret emails on.
— 📣 The ßlair B*tch Project ®️ (@blairanton) December 18, 2019
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